SP8834 : Grand Union Canal: Lock Number 22: Fenny Stratford Lock

taken 9 years ago, near to Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes, Great Britain

Grand Union Canal: Lock Number 22: Fenny Stratford Lock
Grand Union Canal: Lock Number 22: Fenny Stratford Lock
This lock has only about a one foot drop. It was not part of the original canal design and was only built as a temporary measure in 1802 in order to lower the downstream reach so that continuously leaking banks could be repaired. After the repairs were complete it was decided to leave the lock in place.

The building with the pink rendered walls on the left is the Red Lion public house. Please see Robin's SP8834 : Fenny Stratford lock, 1968 for a similar view from nearly 42 years previously. Just about the only changes since then are the pink rendering and the loss of the TV aerial on the pub, and the growth of the trees beyond.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 May, 2010
Category
Canal locks   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 883 343 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0503N 0:42.8493W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 883 343
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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